Monday morning

A few updates — the convention was never actually shut down by fire marshals, although online AND onsite registration were both stopped on Saturday. No attendance figures, although the early guestimate of 125,000 felt plausible. The convention was, by any stretch of the imagination, a monstrous and unqualified success. Publishers and artists had record sales, […]

San Diego Con-mageddon report

At some point today or yesterday this showed up on the San Diego website. While the official numbers aren’t in yet, attendance is definitely WAY up from last year. So much so that last evening we needed to close online registration (which remains closed today), and as of 12:30pm today, have had to close ONSITE […]

New Video Blog

James Kochalka sings!

Photo Parade Day 2 — I think

A few photos, and no time to write captions except for one… SAN DIEGO ’06 — MAKE WAY FOR DUCKLINGS!

More Video Blogging!

Video Blog #3: Geof Darrow Video Blog #4: VIZ Media Unfortunately we can’t link the players to the front page here. But we can link to them!

Blogging is hard, except when it’s not

Today we have very limited online time, due to our other schedules. so we won’t have much of an update. It is very very very crowded here. Despite that, everyone is kind of calm and collected, perhaps in a shell shocked way. In a way it is hard to report on the show from the […]

Video Blog #2: Kyle Baker

We shoot the breeze with celebrity Kyle Baker!

Video Blog #1

Arrival, registration and booty.

2006 Eisner Award Winners — corrected

The 2006 Eisner Awards were presented tonight at the San Diego Comic-Con. In addition, several other industry awards were presented. Multiple award winners including the anthology SOLO, which won three awards, Kyle Baker, and Chris Ware. Russ Manning Award: R Kikuo Johnson Bill Finger Award: Alvin Schwartz and Harvey Kurtzman Will Eisner Spirit of Retailing […]

Live Blogging from San Diego!

OUR GLAMOUROUS SAN DIEGO: The Beat, Ian Brill, Laurel Maury and Calvin Reid hard at work on tomorrow’s edition of PW Comics Week. Sitting outside the press room. The cast of HEROES is awfully attractive. Tim Sale tells us he’s ghosting the artwork for the painter character on the show. The ladies room here smells […]

The Deepak and Grant Show

We missed the first part of this due to a scheduling mix-up, but the part we saw was probably the most intellectually trippy panel in San Diego History. “When conscioussness starts opening up, it terrifies people!” exclaimed one questioner excitedly. Chopra spoke about the transformation of the caterpillar to the butterfly through the “imaginal cells” […]

Day 1 Party Poop

A zillion parties were spread out across the city last night: CBLDF/Image/Suicide Girls, Friends of Lulu, Conan, Hasbro/Marvel, Circle of Confusion, Scholastic, Del Rey, Heavy Metal, and probably a few we’re forgetting. DC had a private luau. We hit Del Rey where we got to meet Stephen Woodworth, Elizabeth Bear and George RR Martin. Then […]

Day 1 – the Quickening

It’s big. Look at the size of that thing. That’s what every con virgin says when asked what they think of the show. We are in a scheduling rush right now, a few hours of free time spent talking to old friends like Scott Shaw! and Katie Merritt and John Layman and oh a whole […]

SD ’06 Photo Parade Day 0

We took pathetically few pictures yesterday because we were busy Video blogging, and the ones we did are just…lame. But anyway… Stan Sakai has 20 volumes of USAGI YOJIMBO in print — the first book alone is in its 10th printing. How many other American cartoonists have produced such a consistent body of work?

Registration Update 2

Registration was NOT the nightmare everyone had feared. It took us literally 15 seconds to get our badge with our bar coded press letter. Now, there were lines for ProReg, but the wait of 20-30 minutes seemed pretty reasonable. If you hadn’t pre-registered, there were definitely problems, however, and we also heard a lot of […]


[Photo by Christopher] Okay can we just say, we now officially hate the Hyatt? WE HATES IT WE HATES IT FOREVER. We have various reasons for this but catch us in person and we’ll go down our bitching and whining list. Anyway, an early flight and lack of REM sleep made yesterday kind of shiny […]